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>> last month christie talked with oprah winfrey and said he doesn't like being overweight. >> i don't like being overweight. i know i'd be healthier and better off if i weren't. >> feel better, move better. >> all of it. all of it. i would love to show these people who say that because i'm overweight that means i'm not disciplined. >> yeah. >> they think you can get to where i am by being undisciplined? let me show them. >> the key is it takes a lot of discipline to do what you did, to go through that lifestyle change. but the way he's dealing with it is self-deprecation. to pull out the donut, make fun of himself. is that just a remedy for a bad situation? >> i think it could be a remedy or it could be denial. i think at some point, though, you've got to have a real conversation with yourself and say not only what am i projecting to the public but what am i doing to myself and how am i disciplined enough to become a governor but not disciplined enough to deal with my own health issues? and that's what i did. i mean, if i could go around talking about community control and didn'
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asking me if i was all right when i was 300 pounds. >> well, christie says he's got plenty of energy and it doesn't bother him. you believe that? >> i had plenty of energy, too. and it was energy that would easily have caused a problem for me healthwise. i think that i don't care how much energy you have. if you're carrying around an extra 100 pounds or more, you are playing with your health. and that should be taken seriously. >> reverend al sharpton, thanks for joining us tonight on "the ed show." >> thank you. >> you bet. that is "the ed show." i'm ed schultz. "rachel maddow show" starts right now. good evening, rachel. >> i knew all day that you and al were going to have that conversation, and i have been looking forward to that interview all day. that was so cool. >> don't direct it towards me, though. >> oh, no, no. no, no. that's not what i meant. i just wanted to hear what he had to say. i've never asked. i'm so glad you did. >> it takes a lot of discipline. and you know, i admire reverend sharpton for what he's done. it's amazing. >> i admire him for a lot of things, and that is
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accident that it's connecticut, right? the same day new jersey's republican governor chris christie announces a task force to study ways to reduce violence in his state. he calls the nra's latest ad, the one that targets the president's kids, he calls that ad reprehensible. the same day vice president biden addresses the u.s. conference of mayors. the topic? gun violence proposals. the next day, january 18th, the attorney general, eric holder, addresses the same group, in part on the same topic. january 20th, the day that president obama was officially sworn in at the white house for his second term, thousands of obama campaign alumni meet in washington, d.c. across town. remember this? under the banner of the obama legacy conference. the topic of discussion that day, helping the president advance his gun safety reform legislation. then of course the 21st. what happens that day? inauguration. president obama himself cites gun violence and the need to address it during his second inaugural address. three days later, january 24th, vice president joe biden participates in a google hang